STUDENTS from IT Tralee's Young Agricultural Engineers Society have handed over €1,200 to suicide awareness group Be Aware that they raised over the last year by holding a fundraising car wash and a table quiz.
The Young Agricultural Engineers' Society, which is based at IT Tralee's South Campus, is the oldest society in the college, founded not long after the college first opened, and at present it has over 80 members.
In late January the society hosted its annual fundraising car wash which was held over two days at the IT Tralee's south and north campuses and saw the 80 society members take it in shifts and wash scores of cars belonging to college students and lecturers.
Further money for the charity was raised by the students at a successful table quiz which the society organised and held at Hennessy's Bar on Castle Street last October, soon after the college term began.
Between them the car wash and quiz raised €1,200 for Be Aware, which is the IT Tralee Student's Union's official charity partner, and last week Be Aware representative Donal Clifford visited the college where he was presented with the money by society members Aidan Duffy, Alan Skehill and Damian Howard.